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The Reunion of All Reunions

Posted in Comic on 06/29/2012 by shaundaniels78

Review by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Angel and Faith Issue 11

Written by Christos Gage, Art by Rebekah Isaacs, Colors by Dan Jackson, Letters by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt, Covers by Steve Morris and Rebekah Isaacs, Executive Producer Joss “My Master” Whedon and Published by Dark Horse Comics. Retail Price $2.99

When publisher IDW announced an Angel comic book a few years back, there was much rejoicing followed by bittersweetness.  On the one hand, a series in the vein of Buffy at Dark Horse Comics would be brilliant while on the other hand, it would be within the Buffy universe but with little to no crossover.  The two television series were like this with the rare crossover episode but this is the comics.  Flashforward to the present and both Buffy and Angel are at Dark Horse and the crossovers have commenced.  First, we have the original adorkable one, the mistress of Wiccan arts in Willow who is kicking off a new and possible world-altering story arc. Continue reading

Remedies & Werewuffs…It Must Be Comic Book Quickies!

Posted in Comic on 06/22/2012 by shaundaniels78

Quickies by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy Part 1 of 2  Written by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden, Art by Ben Stenbeck, Colors by Dave Stewart, Covers by Ben Stenbeck and Mike Mignola, and Published by Dark Horse Comics. Retail Price $3.50

Baltimore continues to hunt the one-eyed vampire that killed his family.  In this chapter of Baltimore’s journey, he finds himself crash landing in a fishing village but of course, it is no ordinary fishing village.  The townspeople, which consists of only the elderly and children, have abandoned the creature comforts of their homes for makeshift shelters by the shore.  It soon becomes clear that their once lovely town is now a haven for things that hide in the dark.  Lord Baltimore must try to keep on the still warm trail of his prey while discovering the reason for the disappearance of the village’s men and what the remedies of Dr. Leskovar are.  Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy is in a three-way tie for our favorite vampire book and is currently pulling ahead of the pack. Continue reading

The Will of Saga

Posted in Comic on 06/20/2012 by shaundaniels78

Review by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Saga #4 Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Art by Fiona Staples, and Published by Image Comics. Retail Price $2.99

From the changing comic book landscape (thanks to digital comics) to the groundswell of high concept, creator-owned titles, now is truly one of the most interesting time periods for comic books, both good and bad.  On the forefront of creator-owned titles is publisher Image Comics, which is experiencing a bit of a renaissance with the majority of its monthly titles.  Every month either a new book premieres or another rises to the top of our comic stack.  Saga, the sci-fi fantasy book by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, is quickly becoming the anticipated book of each and every month.  Blending elements of fantasy with sci-fi maybe nothing new to comics or storytelling but, dammit, this duo makes it look fucking effortless and sexy as hell.

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Tsunamis, Crypticness and (sigh) Lack of Jell-O…It Must Be Comic Book Quickies!

Posted in Comic on 06/14/2012 by shaundaniels78

Quickies by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

The Massive Issue 1

Written by Brian Wood, Art by Kristian Donaldson, Colors by Dave Stewart, Letters by Jared K. Fletcher, Covers by Brian Wood & Kristian Donaldson and Rafael Grampá & Dave Stewart and Published by Dark Horse Comics. Retail Price $3.50

The concept is simple enough; the world goes to shit and we mean shit.  From the economic crash to the destruction of the environment leading to rising water levels and deadly tsunamis, a lone voice in the wilderness is the Ninth Fleet, an independent oceanic group.  The Ninth Fleet is navigating the world documenting the changes in the ocean until the Massive, one of the ships, goes missing.  Lead by Captain Callum Israel, the remaining fleet search for the Massive and the causes of the environmental disaster.  The Massive marks the second time Wood and Donaldson have worked together, the first being Supermarket. Continue reading

Sexy Assassins & Dystopian Muscle Cars…It Must be Comic Book Quickies!

Posted in Comic on 06/06/2012 by shaundaniels78

Quickies by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Creator Owned Heroes Issue 1 Published by Image Comics. Retail Price $3.99

American Muscle, Part 1 Written by Steve Niles, Art by Kevin Mellon and Letters by Bill Tortolini

TriggerGirl 6, Part One Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray, Art by Phil Noto and Letters by Bill Tortolini

Creator Owned Heroes, one part anthology series and one part comic book magazine, features two comic vignettes, American Muscle and TriggerGirl 6. Continue reading

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